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's breaking coverage of the unprecedented quake disaster in japan. >> frantic search and rescue operations are currently under way. 36 hours after that massive earthquake and tsunami tore through the country. right now it is 3:00 a.m. there and there's growing concern about fuel and food shortages. humanitarian aid is on the way from the u.s. and other countries. with so many roads damaged, the challenge will be getting all of that aid to the people who need it. more than 200 aftershocks have jolted japan since the quake hit, and some of them quite powerful. several happened near a nuclear plant where one reactor has been overheating since friday's earthquake. >> officials say an explosion there involved an outer building, not any of the reactors. people living within 12 miles of the plant have been told to evacuate. before nightfall, more than 3,000 people were rescued across the country. the death toll has topped 900. and officials now fear it could grow higher. we're getting new video in from japan and it really is something to watch. take a look. >> ireporter aaron sent this to us. he
but they say there's no sign of dangerous radiation levels in the area. >>> and japan has started rolling blackos and turned off the lights at major landmarks to conserve electricity. the nation is struggling to repair power plants that friday's earthquake and tsunami damaged. 1.3 million japanese are still without power today. >>> a u.s. navy carrier group is running emergency supplies into japanese coastal towns. the "uss ronald reagan" was already in the area when the earthquake struck. japan's prime minister said today, this is japan's worst crisis since world war ii. and he made a call for a national unity. >> translator: please, i ask each one of you, please have such determination. and to deepen your bond with your family members, neighbors, and people in your community to overcome this crisis. so that japan can be a better place. we can build together. this is the message i'd like to emphasize to the japanese people. >> in other top stories, security forces in yemen fired guns and tear gas at protesters outside sanaa university today. at least 110 people reportedly were hu
business," two of our best business minds. oil prices skyrocketing, then natural disaster struck japan igniting a nuclear crisis and debate over nuclear energy in this country. there is a great deal of uncertainty about what will fuel the american economy of the future, but the economy of now seems to have taken one step forward and two steps back. >> if gas stays at $3.50, americans will have a lot less to spend on restaurant meals, iphones, new cars. in turn that will mean less goods made here, fewer jobs. we could lose a many as five, six, 700,000 jobs from higher gas prices. >> that's peter morici. this recession was prompted by a housing crisis, a mortgage crisis, but generally speaking most recessions in the united states are prompted by oil prices. christine, are these high oil prices and high gas prices a major threat to our jobs recovery here? >> when peter says if gas prices stay high you're going inform see a second recession in the u.s., but others say wait a second, $3.50 still hurts but you're well off the record highs and you're even not as high as the $4 and $4.15 most
. then they re-evaluated. >>> dramatic new video of the tsunami that smashed into japan two weeks ago. it took just seconds for the water to smash over a wall and rush through the streets as you see there. nothing stood in its way, cars and boats were tossed around. and in a matter of minutes, the entire town was flattened. i'll be back in an hour with more of the news room. right now, time for "your money." >>> president obama is being tested on all fronts, he remains focused on a military operation in libya and unrest throughout the region. but the problems here at home, unemployment and the deficit. the outstanding budget. they all remain. i'm ali velshi. welcome to "your money." the president may not have a lot of vocal support in washington, but he does have an approval rating would have 50%. stephen moore is an writer for "the wall street journal." this president watched up his trip to latden america with his attention focused on the rest of the world. what does it do for his ability to lead in the united states on vital issues that remain domestically? job creation, the budget, the defi
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